Fading Territory - Did You Know?
As recently as the early 20th century, jaguars ranged more widely than they do now, including in Arizona, New Mexico, and large portions of Texas. Today jaguars roam at less than half that range, having disappeared from large portions of Mexico and Argentina, and are now extinct in Uruguay and El Salvador. Jaguars still show up in Arizona's Sky Islands from time to time, suggesting that habitat corridors might still be intact between Mexico and the United States. A border wall would disrupt the natural ecology of the region, preventing the arrival of new jaguars in the future. It would also interfere with the movements of other mammals that don’t recognize international borders, including the Sonoran pronghorn.
Celebrate World Jaguar Day on April 10!